Employees of the Humane Society of Genesee County were shocked and shaken when they arrived at work this past Monday morning to find a dog hanging from a gazebo outside of the animal shelter.

Reports indicate someone tied the pit-mix dog to the gazebo on Sunday night. The director of the Humane Society of Genesee County,  Ruth Wells-Cantor told WNEM that the dog was left chained and wearing a choke collar. I certainly doubt and hope it was not the intention of whoever left the dog - for it to die. Unfortunately, that is what happened. The Burton Police Department is investigating. If you have any information that could help in the investigation, please call (810) 742-2542.

If you are having trouble properly caring for a pet, please reach out to to the Humane Society of Genesee County.